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Adam Plutko

Adam Plutko

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215 | Age: 27
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 11, #321, Cleveland Indians) - UCLA
Upland, CA USA
Popularity:
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 7 4 4.34 19 18 0 103.2 72 1.22
3 Seasons 11 9 4.79 38 30 1 184.0 135 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 19 7-4 4.34 103.2 72 1.22
3 Seasons 38 11-9 4.79 184.0 135 1.27

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 CLE AL 18 0 0 7.36 2 0 0 3.2 5 3 3 1 2 3 1.91
2018 CLE AL 326 4 5 5.28 17 12 1 76.2 78 45 45 21 23 60 1.32
2019 CLE AL 429 7 4 4.34 19 18 0 103.2 104 52 50 22 22 72 1.22
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting Grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 40 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

Plutko was overshadowed by 2011 first-rounders Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer as a freshman at UCLA, but he emerged as the Bruins ace the following year before leading them to a College World Series championship in 2013. An 11th-round pick that June, Plutko made strides in his second pro season in 2015, finishing at Double-A Akron, and continued to climb through the system en route to his big league debut last September.

Plutko's plus control and feel for sequencing are his greatest strengths. The right-hander is adept at painting both sides of the plate with his fastball, which sits around 90-91 mph, but can reach 94. His changeup is his best secondary offering, receiving a plus grade from scouts, and he knows how to keep hitters off balance with both his slider and curveball, with the former currently ahead of the latter.

Plutko has been nothing but durable as a pro. After logging a career-high 166 innings in 2015, he ranked second in Cleveland's system in innings pitched (161 2/3) last season, going at least five innings in 25 of his 28 starts. That stamina, as well as his ability to pound the zone with four pitches, could make Plutko a back-end starter in the Major Leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2016 79 13 1 7.7 85.8 27.9 .245 .460 .404 .342 .367 15.4 16.7 11.1
2018 1268 242 26 10.7 88.2 22.8 .247 .498 .364 .339 .390 38.4 18.4 7.1
2019 1668 332 25 7.5 87.8 19.5 .267 .450 .330 .326 .369 31.9 16.8 5.1
ALL 3015 587 52 8.9 87.9 21.1 .258 .470 .346 .332 .378 34.2 17.5 6.1
MLB 40124 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/08/2019 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
05/25/2019 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
05/18/2019 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
05/07/2019 Columbus Clippers activated RHP Adam Plutko from the 7-day injured list.
04/03/2019 Columbus Clippers placed RHP Adam Plutko on the 7-day injured list.
03/21/2019 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
08/18/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
07/30/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
07/28/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
07/20/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
07/10/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
07/01/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
06/12/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
05/29/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
05/23/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
05/04/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
05/03/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
03/12/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
10/12/2017 Cleveland Indians activated RHP Adam Plutko.
10/05/2017 Cleveland Indians reassigned RHP Adam Plutko to the minor leagues.
10/02/2017 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Adam Plutko from Lynchburg Hillcats.
09/04/2017 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Lynchburg Hillcats.
09/01/2017 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
08/05/2017 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
08/02/2017 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
06/23/2017 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
06/16/2017 Cleveland Indians recalled Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
03/20/2017 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Columbus Clippers.
11/03/2016 Adam Plutko roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
10/06/2016 Cleveland Indians reassigned RHP Adam Plutko to the minor leagues.
09/20/2016 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of RHP Adam Plutko from Columbus Clippers.
06/16/2016 RHP Adam Plutko assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks.
01/26/2016 Cleveland Indians invited non-roster RHP Adam Plutko to spring training.
05/27/2015 RHP Adam Plutko assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats.
05/29/2014 Adam Plutko assigned to Carolina Mudcats from Lake County Captains.
03/29/2014 RHP Adam Plutko assigned to Lake County Captains from AZL Indians.
09/15/2013 RHP Adam Plutko assigned to AZL Indians.
07/12/2013 Cleveland Indians signed RHP Adam Plutko.